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    • 1992-Mar-25

    William McMillan begins this interview with a discussion of his parents and youth in Montebello, California. The youngest of seven siblings, McMillan expressed an interest in science at an early age. He attended…

    • 1975

    The advertisement was created for publication in Service Station Management and Motor Age. It emphasizes the reliability of the Model 590 infrared exhaust analyzer, an instrument designed to detect pollutants in the…

    • circa 1960

    Los Angeles County General Hospital nurse Mary Finlay is monitoring the oxygen levels of a prematurely born infant in an incubator, to provide just the right oxygen mixture. Too little oxygen has obvious repercussions,…

    • 1950s

    Los Angeles County General Hospital nurse Mary Finlay is monitoring the oxygen levels of a prematurely born infant in an incubator, to provide just the right oxygen mixture. Too little oxygen has obvious repercussions,…

    • 1957-Sep-20

    Architect William Pereira writes to invite Arnold O. Beckman to a dinner in celebration of an award for the Helipot building in Newport Beach, California. The Pereira & Luckman-designed building was to be honored as one…

    • Telephone Interview with Dr. Shockley
    • 1956-Jan-31

    In 1955, Arnold O. Beckman and William Shockley entered business together when they established Shockley Semiconductor Laboratories as a subsidiary of Beckman Instruments, Inc. with the goal of mass producing…

    • 1956-Jan-25

    Beckman's address as incoming president of the Los Angeles Chamber of Commerce references major challenges, including air pollution. A list of incoming officers and directors is included, along with minor annotations in…

    • 1956-Mar-15

    The letter suggests that the Air Pollution Foundation change its focus.

    Felix Chappellett (1902–1976) spent three decades as an executive with the General Petroleum Corporation and later served as the vice president of…

    • 1955-May-26

    A list of organizations rejecting the proposed Regulation VII of the Air Pollution Control District's Rules and Regulations to fight air pollution. This list includes: the Western Oil and Gas Association, the California…

    • 1955--08

    This letter from P. S. Magruder, the Executive Vice President of the General Petroleum Corporation, to Arnold O. Beckman, at the time the Chairman of the Los Angeles Chamber of Commerce Air Pollution Committee,…

    • 1955-Oct-11

    This memo recounts a mostly off the record meeting involving members of the Los Angeles Chamber of Commerce about potential causes of public resistance to placing air pollution monitoring or reducing instruments in…

    • 1955-Oct-03

    This letter from then LA Chamber of Commerce president Carl Miller asks Los Angeles business and industry leaders to collaborate to fight smog.

    • 1955-Nov-01

    Letter from Calvin Bream, Secretary of the Los Angeles Chamber of Commerce Air Pollution Committee, asking Arnold O. Beckman to appear on a radio program discussing air pollution. This series was produced by the Air…

    • 1955-Nov-17

    Memo regarding criticisms of Regulation VII, an ordinance proposed by the Los Angeles Chamber of Commerce's Air Pollution Committee to control Los Angeles smog. Among the criticisms: the difference between smoke and…

    • Dr. William Shockley publicity results
    • 1955-Sep-30

    In 1955, Arnold O. Beckman and William Shockley entered business together when they established Shockley Semiconductor Laboratories as a subsidiary of Beckman Instruments, Inc. with the goal of mass producing…

    • 1954-Mar-23

    Highlights from a meeting about Los Angeles air pollution, which included representatives from different industries and companies, including the Pure Air Committee and the "Citizen's Committee." Attendees expressed…

    • 1954-Feb-19

    Call for Arnold O. Beckman to serve on the Los Angeles Air Pollution Committee, from the L.A. Chamber of Commerce president, Charles Detoy.

    • 1953-Jul-16

    In this letter, Dr. Boetler thanks Arnold O. Beckman for donating several components of an EASE computer to the University of California Los Angeles's Department of Engineering. Dr. Boetler also thanks Dr. Beckman…

    • 1952-Nov-19

    This letter suggests Beckman might be interested in commercial development of de Forest's new invention, a "sandwich, non-vacuous, light amplifier."

    • 1952-Jan-03

    The report, from a committee chaired by Arnold O. Beckman, recommended that attempts to manipulate the weather be controlled and monitored by a federal agency.

    • 1947-Aug-15

    This letter includes a report on existing Beckman trademarks as of 1947, including information on the "acidimeter" and the point at which that instrument became known as the pH meter (1935).

    • 1937-Sep-02

    Lyons thinks the new system of distribution for the Beckman pH meter will be an important change for the "industrial field." The National Postal Meter Company on the letterhead was one of Arnold Beckman's first…

    • 1937-Aug-25

    This letter, written while Arnold Beckman was on a multi-city trip promoting his pH meter, concerns strategies for marketing the instruments and concern about the friction between a salesman and distributor.

    Arnold…

    • 1936-Oct-09

    Lee de Forest states that he has "temporarily become disassociated from the activities of De Forest Television Corporation" and advises Beckman to retain any equipment currently in his possession.

    Lee de Forest…